A face mask can serve as an additional protective tool in specific situations.
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If you have respiratory tract symptoms, you should stay at home untill you feel well.
Symptoms of respiratory tract infections can begin with vague symptoms such as headache and blocked nose or more classic influenza-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat and feeling unwell.
Persons who are part of a risk group will normally be protected from a serious course of the disease if they follow the advice and take the vaccine.
Yet some groups run a higher risk of serious illness.
See separate advice for risk groups here.
Lingering symptoms can be loss of/altered sense of taste and smell, coughing, shortness of breath and a reduced general condition. These symptoms are usually transient and will pass after some time.
Some lingering symptoms do not pose a concern.
If you feel ill, you should stay at home until your general condition has improved.
Contact your doctor if you are concerned about your own health or that of your child.
Some may experience long-term symptoms and effects for a longer period of time. Here you can find advice and read more about the long-term effects following COVID-19. (in Norwegian).